Sinabi ni Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray na humingi ng paumanhin sa kanya si Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. matapos siyang warningan sa pagbibigay-suporta sa Gabriela Women’s Party.
Anang beauty queen, nagpadala si Parlade ng letter of apology.
“Just last night po General Parlade reached out personally to my team and also to [me] to personally apologize for dragging my name into this issue. I appreciate that he really reached out because it gave me clarification on my end also,” wika ni Gray sa panayam sa ANC nitong Miyerkoles.
Pinabulaanan niyang may kaugnayan siya sa Gabriela.
“I know the groups that I work with. With all due respect to General Parlade and also to Gabriela, I have not done any project or activities with them,” aniya.
Dagdag niya, may tamang paraan sa pagbibigay ng babala at importante rin aniya na magsaliksik muna at magsagawa ng fact-checking bago maglabas ng pahayag.
“I really wish people would take care no matter if you’re a government official, a public servant, in the entertainment industry or whatever work you might find yourself. It is very important in this age of information to really be careful of the information you take as truth and also to really research and fact-check before making public statements,” lahad niya.